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Old 02-27-2006, 05:35 AM   #1
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DCopserver_0 Error - Please help // startx command problem

Hi all,
am running Slack 10.2 and everything is well with the install etc... the trouble comes when I try to run :

> startx

with anyone other than the root. For example, the user 'tom' when executing this command will return the following errors, there are a lot that pop up, but they all same the same :

"Could not read the network connection list /home/tom/.DCOPserver_laptop_0

Please check the dcopserver is running!"

I am about to head over to to attempt to find what I can on this topic, but was wondering if anyone else had encounted this, and if so, how they managed to fix this problem.
Because staying logged in as root all the time is not my idea of fun :-)



Last edited by pritchardtom; 02-27-2006 at 06:44 AM.
Old 02-27-2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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k I would at leas check the permissions of something to the equivelent of
/usr/bin/X11/startx and maybe /usr/X11R6/bin/startx
Also, what groups is your user part of. The thing is if it will exec as root it sounds like a permission or group permission prob. I really don't remember if yours is the exact error I got when my box mysteriously decided to change the permissions of the above files, but I think it is pretty close. Oh man, k just remembered this if you 777 the permissions of all the above files and that doesn't work check the /home/tom permissions. It's all coming back now chmod 777 /home/tom and see if it don't work.
ps. check all permissions when done so nothing is left 777.
man i hope this helps


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